Mercedes-Benz S-CLASS SEDAN 2023
The 2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan is the height of style, technology, and quality in automobile design. This flagship sedan, with its unmatched comfort, state-of-the-art technology, and exquisite craftsmanship, is the pinnacle of automobile engineering. With its luxurious cabin, cutting-edge infotainment systems, and selection of potent yet economical engines, the 2023 S-Class upends the convention for executive luxury sedans. Being the epitome of class and sophistication, it meets the needs of people who want the highest levels of performance, safety, and refinement, transforming every trip into an exquisite and cutting-edge driving experience.
- Light switch
- Steering wheel paddle shifters
- Combination switch
- Driver’s display
- DIRECT SELECT lever
- Start/stop button
- ECO start/stop function
- Central display
- Glove box
- Stowage space
- Switch panel for:
- DYNAMIC SELECT button
- Active Parking Assist
- Quick vehicle access
- Fingerprint sensor
- Switches the MBUX multimedia system on/off
- Switches sound on/off
- Adjusts the volume
- Hazard warning light system
- Control panel for the MBUX multimedia system
- Adjusts the steering wheel
- Switches the steering wheel heater on/off
- Control panel:
- Driver’s display
- Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC
- Diagnostics connection
- M Opens the hood
- Electric parking brake
At a Glance – Cockpit (Plug-in Hybrid)
- Increases recuperation
- Driver’s display:
- Operational readiness
- Power meter
- Trip computer
- ECO Assist
- Reduces recuperation
- Central display:
- Plug-in hybrid settings
- Energy flow display
- Sets charging times
- DYNAMIC SELECT button
- Haptic accelerator pedal
- Depressurizes the fuel tank
Glance Indicator and Warning Lamps (Standard)
Standard driver’s display
- Turn signal lights
- The suspension (red)
- The suspension (yellow)
- Electrical malfunction
- Power steering (red)
- Power steering (yellow)
- Rear axle steering (red)
- Rear axle steering (yellow)
- Restraint system
- Seat belt
- Distance warning
- Tire pressure monitor
- Engine diagnosis
- ESP® OFF
- Coolant temperature
- Coolant temperature display
- Electric parking brake (yellow)
- Electric parking brake (red)
Mercedes-Benz Genuine Parts
Environmental damage due to not using recycled reconditioned components
Mercedes‑Benz AG offers recycled reconditioned components and parts with the same quality as new parts. The same entitlement from the Limited Warranty is valid for new parts.
- Use recycled reconditioned components and parts from Mercedes‑Benz AG.
Impairment of the operating efficiency of the restraint systems from installing accessory parts or from repairs or welding
Airbags and Emergency Tensioning Devices, as well as control units and sensors for the restraint systems, may be installed in the following areas of your vehicle:
- Door pillars
- Driver’s display
- Center console
- Retiral roof frame
- Do not install accessory parts such as audio systems in these areas.
- Do not carry out repairs or welding.
- Have accessories retrofitted at a qualified specialist workshop?
You could jeopardize the operating safety of your vehicle if you use parts, tires, and wheels as well as accessories relevant to safety that have not been approved by Mercedes-Benz. Safety-critical systems (e.g. the brake system) may malfunction. Use only Mercedes-Benz Genuine Parts or parts of equal quality. Use only tires, wheels, and accessory parts that have been specifically approved for your vehicle model.
Mercedes-Benz Genuine Parts are subject to strict quality inspections. Each part has been specially developed, manufactured or selected for Mercedes-Benz vehicles and adapted to them. Therefore, only Mercedes-Benz Genuine Parts should be used. More than 300,000 different Mercedes-Benz Genuine Parts are available for Mercedes-Benz models. All authorized Mercedes-Benz Service Centers maintain a supply of Mercedes-Benz Genuine Parts for necessary service and repair work. In addition, strategically located parts delivery centers provide for quick and reliable parts service. Always specify the vehicle identification number (VIN) when ordering Mercedes-Benz Genuine Parts.
This Operator’s Manual and the Digital Operator’s Manual in the vehicle describe the following models and the standard and special equipment for your vehicle:
- The models and the standard and special equipment available at the time this Operator’s Manual going to press.
- The models and the standard and special equipment are only available in certain countries.
- The models and the standard and special equipment will only be available at a later date.
Note that your vehicle may not have all features described. This is also the case for systems relevant to safety. Therefore, the equipment on your vehicle may differ from that in the descriptions and illustrations. The original purchase agreement for your vehicle contains a list of the equipment in your vehicle at the time of delivery. Should you have any questions concerning equipment and operation, please consult an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
- Please bear in mind that all the speed values stated in this Operator’s Manual are approximate and are subject to a certain tolerance.
The Operator’s Manual, Supplement, further supplementary documents, and Maintenance Booklet are important documents and should be kept in the vehicle.
In addition to conventional switches and buttons, your vehicle is equipped with touch-sensitive controls.
These are located in the following areas of your vehicle:
- Roof and door control panel
- Climate control
- Steering wheel
- MBUX multimedia system
The controls have touch-sensitive user interface surfaces. You can control these surfaces by pressing or swiping to adjust settings or to trigger functions, for example. In the area of the touchscreen, you will also receive haptic feedback in the form of a pulse or a vibration, or the surface structure will change on the touch-sensitive user interface surface, for example.
You will receive haptic feedback in the following situations, for example:
- When pressing a button on the user interface surface
- When scrolling through a list or table
- When reaching a new area on the user interface surface, e.g. a pop-up window
When handling touch-sensitive user interface sur-faces, observe the following points to avoid problems operating them:
- Do not affix stickers or similar objects to the surfaces
- Keep the surfaces protected from moisture
- R Keep the surfaces free of dust and dirt
Some touch-sensitive controls have a symbol and integrated indicator lamps. When operating, make sure to press on the symbol of the control.
Mercedes me App
Notes about the on-demand Feature
You can also activate various functions (on-demand feature) subsequently via Mercedes me after purchasing your vehicle. Information is available at any authorized Mercedes-Benz Service Center.
Activating the on-demand feature using Mercedes me
- The vehicle has a wireless connection.
- The vehicle is linked to the Mercedes me user account.
Ordering and activating on-demand feature
- Add the desired on-demand feature for the vehicle to the shopping basket in the Mercedes me Store.
- Complete the order.
Risk of accident due to malfunctions or system failures.
If you do not have the prescribed service/maintenance work or any required repairs carried out, this could result in malfunctions or system failures.
- Always have the prescribed service and maintenance work or any required repairs carried out in a qualified specialist workshop.
Risk of accident or injury due to incorrect modifications on electronic component parts. Modification of electronic components, their software, or wiring could impair their function and/or the function of other networked component parts or safety-relevant systems. This can endanger the operating safety of the vehicle.
- Never tamper with the wiring and electronic component parts or their software.
- You should have all work on electrical and electronic components carried out at a qualified specialist workshop.
Observe the “On-board electronics” section in “Technical data”.
Risk of fire caused by flammable material on hot exhaust system components road, check the vehicle underside regularly.
- In particular, remove trapped plant parts or other flammable material.
- If there is damage, consult a qualified specialist workshop immediately.
Damage to the vehicle due to driving too fast and due to impacts to the vehicle’s underbody or suspension components.
In the following situations, in particular, there is a risk of damage to the vehicle:
- The vehicle becomes grounded, e.g. on a high curb or an unpaved road.
- The vehicle is driven too fast over an obstacle, e.g. a curb, speed bump, or pot-hole.
- A heavy object strikes the underbody or suspension components.
In situations such as these, damage to the body, underbody, suspension components, wheels or tires may not be visible. Components damaged in this way can unexpectedly fail or, in the case of an accident, may no longer absorb the resulting force as intended.
If the underbody paneling is damaged, flammable materials such as leaves, grass or twigs can collect between the underbody and the underbody paneling. These materials may ignite if they come into contact with hot parts of the exhaust system.
- Have the vehicle checked and repaired immediately at a qualified specialist workshop.
- If driving safety is impaired while continuing your journey, pull over and stop the vehicle immediately while paying attention to road and traffic conditions, and contact a qualified specialist workshop.
Hybrid vehicles have an internal combustion engine and at least one electric motor. The energy supply for operating the vehicle electrically is provided by the high-voltage onboard electrical system.
Risk of death and fire due to modified and/or damaged components of the high-voltage onboard electrical system.
The vehicle’s high-voltage onboard electrical system is under high voltage. If you modify component parts in the vehicle’s high-voltage onboard electrical system or touch damaged component parts, you may be electrocuted. In addition, modified and/or damaged components may cause a fire. In the event of an accident or impact to the vehicle underbody, components of the high-voltage electrical system may be damaged although the damage is not visible.
- Never make any modifications to the high voltage onboard electrical system.
- Do not switch on or use the vehicle if its high-voltage onboard electrical system components have been modified or damaged.
- Never touch damaged components of the high-voltage onboard electrical system.
- After an accident, do not touch any components of the high-voltage onboard electrical system.
- After an accident, have the vehicle transported away.
- Have the components of the high-voltage onboard electrical system checked at a qualified specialist workshop and replaced if necessary.
The components of the vehicle’s high-voltage onboard electrical system are marked with yellow warning stickers. The cables of the high-voltage onboard electrical system are orange.
High-voltage components that can become very hot are marked with an additional warning sticker:
Vehicles with hybrid systems generate significantly less noise when stationary‑ and when being driven than vehicles with internal-combustion engines.
When you are driving in electric mode, the vehicle may not be heard by other road users due to the significantly lower noise generated when driving and when stationary. For this reason, the vehicle is equipped with a sound generator, which serves as an acoustic vehicle alerting system (AVAS). This protective equipment is prescribed by law. The outside sound produced by the sound generator (AVAS) can be heard in the passenger compartment at low speeds and does not represent a malfunction. Vehicles with a 48 V onboard electrical system.
Risk of fatal injury by touching damaged high-voltage components Vehicles with a 48 V on-board electrical system contain individual high-voltage components. These high-voltage components are under high voltage.
If you modify component parts of these high-voltage components or touch damaged component parts, you may be electrocuted.
High voltage components may be damaged in an accident, although the damage may not be visible.
- Never perform modifications to component parts of high-voltage components.
- Never touch damaged component parts of high-voltage components.
- Never touch component parts of high-voltage components after an accident.
Vehicles with a 48 V onboard electrical system contain high-voltage components. These components are marked with a high-voltage label:
All work on high-voltage components must be carried out at a qualified specialist workshop.
Mercedes-Benz S-CLASS SEDAN 2023 Diagnostics Connection
The diagnostics connection is a technical interface in the vehicle. It is used, for example, during repair and maintenance work or for reading out vehicle data in a specialist workshop. Diagnostic devices should therefore only be connected in a qualified specialist workshop.
Risk of accident due to connecting devices to the diagnostics connection
If you connect devices to the diagnostics connection of the vehicle, the function of vehicle systems and operating safety may be impaired.
- For safety reasons, we recommend that you use and connect only products approved by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Service Center.
Risk of accident due to objects in the driver’s footwell.
Objects in the driver’s footwell may impede pedal travel or block a depressed pedal.
This jeopardizes the operating and road safety of the vehicle:
- Stow all objects in the vehicle securely so that they cannot get into the driver’s footwell.
- Always install the floor mats securely and as prescribed in order to ensure that there is always sufficient room for the pedals.
- Do not use loose floor mats and do not place floor mats on top of one another.
Battery discharging from using devices connected to the diagnostics connection
Using devices at the diagnostics connection drains the battery.
- Check the charge level of the battery.
- If the charge level is low, charge the battery, e.g. by driving a considerable distance.
Please also note the information about the 12 V battery and short-distance trips in the “Driving and Parking” chapte.
Connecting and using another device with the diagnostics connection can have the following effects:
- Malfunctions in the vehicle system
- Permanent damage to vehicle components
Please refer to the warranty terms and conditions for this matter.
Moreover, connecting equipment to the diagnostics connection can lead to emissions monitoring information being reset, for example. This may lead to the vehicle failing to meet the requirements of the next emissions inspection during the main inspection.
Qualified Specialist Workshop
An authorized Mercedes-Benz Service Center is a qualified specialist workshop. It has the necessary special skills, tools, and qualifications to correctly carry out the work required on your vehicle. This particularly applies to safety-relevant work.
Always have the following work carried out on your vehicle at a qualified specialist workshop:
- Safety-relevant work
- Service and maintenance work
- Repair work
- Modifications as well as installations and conversions
- Work on electronic components
- Plug-in hybrid: work on the hybrid system
- Vehicles with 48 V on-board electrical system:
- Work on the high-voltage component of the 48V on-board electrical system
Mercedes‑Benz recommends a Mercedes‑Benz Service Center.
Electronic Control Units
Electronic control units are installed in your vehicle. Control units process data which, for example, they receive from vehicle sensors, generate themselves or exchange between themselves. Some control units are required for the safe operation of your vehicle, some assist you when driving, such as driver assistance systems, while others enable convenience or infotainment functions. The following provides you with general information regarding data processing in the vehicle. Additional information regarding exactly which data in your vehicle are collected, saved and transmitted to third parties, and for what purpose, can be found in the information directly related to the functional characteristics in question in their respective operating instructions. This information is also available online and, depending on the vehicle equipment, digitally. Personal data Every vehicle is identified by a unique vehicle identification number. Depending on the country, this vehicle identification number can be used by, for example, governmental authorities to determine the identity of the owner. There are other possibilities to use data collected from the vehicle to identify the owner or driver, such as the license plate number.
Therefore, data generated or processed by control units may be attributable to a person or, under certain conditions, become attributable to a person. Depending on which vehicle data are available, it may be possible to make inferences about, for example, your driving behavior, your location, your route, or your use patterns.
Legal Requirements Regarding the Disclosure of Data
If legally required to do so, manufacturers are, in individual cases, legally obliged to provide governmental entities, upon request and to the extent required, data stored by the manufacturer. For example, this may be the case during the investigation of a criminal offense.
Governmental entities are themselves, in individual cases and within the applicable legal framework, authorized to read out data from the vehicle. In the case of an accident, information that can help with an investigation can, therefore, be taken from the airbag control unit, for example.
Operational Data in the Vehicle
This is data regarding the operation of the vehicle, which has been processed by control units.
This includes the following data, for example:
- Vehicle status information such as the speed, longitudinal acceleration, lateral acceleration, number of wheel revolutions or the fastened seat belts display.
- Ambient conditions, such as temperature, rain sensor or distance sensor.
Generally, the use of these data is temporary; they will not be stored beyond the period of operation and will only be processed within the vehicle itself. Control units often contain data memories for vehicle keys, for example. Their use permits the temporary or permanent documentation of technical information about the vehicle’s operating state, component loads, maintenance requirements, and technical events or malfunctions.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, the following data are stored:
- Operating status of system components, such as fill levels, tire pressure or battery status.
- Malfunctions or faults in important system components, such as lights or brakes.
- System reactions in special driving situations, such as airbag deployment or the intervention of stability control systems.
- Information on events leading to vehicle damage.
In certain cases, it may be required to store data that would have otherwise been used only temporarily. This may be the case if the vehicle has detected a malfunction, for example. If you use services, such as repair services and maintenance work, stored operational data as well as the vehicle identification number can be read out and used. They can be read out by service network employees, such as workshops and manufacturers or third parties, such as break-down services. The same is true in the case of warranty claims and quality assurance measures. In general, the readout is performed via the legally prescribed port for the diagnostics connection in the vehicle. The operational data that are read out document the technical states of the vehicle or of individual components and assist in the diagnosis of malfunctions, compliance with warranty obligations, and quality improvement. To that end, these data, in particular, information about component loads, technical events, malfunctions, and other faults may be transmitted along with the vehicle identification number to the manufacturer. Furthermore, the manufacturer is subject to product liability. For this reason, the manufacturer also uses operational data from the vehicle, for example, for recalls. These data can also be used to examine the customer’s warranty and guarantee claims. Malfunction memories in the vehicle can be reset by a service outlet or at your request as part of repair or maintenance work.
Convenience and Infotainment Functions
You can store convenience settings and individual settings in the vehicle and change or reset them at any time.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, this includes the following settings, for example:
- Seat and steering wheel positions
- Suspension and climate control settings
- Individual settings, such as interior lighting
Depending on the selected equipment, you can import data into vehicle infotainment functions yourself.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, this includes the following data, for example:
- Multimedia data, such as music, films, or photos for playback in an integrated multimedia system
- Address book data for use in connection with an integrated hands-free system or an integrated navigation system
- Entered navigation destinations
- Data about the use of Internet services
These data for convenience and infotainment functions may be saved locally in the vehicle or they may be located on a device that you have connected to the vehicle, such as a smartphone, USB flash drive or MP3 player. If you have entered these data yourself, you can delete them at any time. This data is transmitted from the vehicle to third parties only at your request. This applies, in particular, when you use online services in accordance with the settings that you have selected.
Free and Open Source Software
Information on licenses for free and open-source software used in your vehicle can be found on the data carrier in your vehicle document wallet and with updates on the following website: https://www.mercedes-benz.com/opensource.
- Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
- DTS™ is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc.
- Dolby® and MLP™ are registered trademarks of DOLBY Laboratories.
- ESP® and PRE-SAFE® are registered trademarks of Mercedes‑Benz Group AG.
- Home Link® is a registered trademark of Gentex Corporation.
- iPod® and iTunes® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
- Burmese® is a registered trademark of Bimester Audio system Gm b H.
- Microsoft® and Windows Media® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
- SIRIUS® is a registered trademark of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
- HD Radio™ is a registered trademark of Iniquity Digital Corporation.
- Gracenote® is a registered trademark of Gracenote, Inc.
- ZAGAT Survey® and related brands are registered trademarks of Zagat Survey, LLC.
Brief Overview of the Most Important Points
- Make sure that the following prerequisites in particular have been met so that the components of the restraint system are able to provide the intended level of protection:
- Sit correctly
- Fasten the seat belt correctly
- The function of the seat belt warning lamp
- The function of the rear seat belt status dis-play
- The restraint system warning lamp 6 is not lit up after the self-test
- The PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator lamps display the correct status of the front passenger airbag
- The REAR SEAT AIR BAG indicator lamps display the correct status of the rear airbags
For clear understanding
- The chapter “Occupant safety” includes information on equipment, functions, and behaviors that contribute directly to the safety of vehicle occupants.
The information is structured as follows:
- The most important information in brief: in this chapter, you are provided with an overview of the relationship between the restraint system and the correct behavior of all vehicle occupants.
- Specific information: in further sections of the chapter “Occupant safety”, you can find specific information on the equipment and functions of the restraint system.
- Keyword directory: you can also find certain subjects in this Operator’s Manual using the keyword directory. Information on the following subjects, among others, is not provided in the chapter “Occupant safety”:
- Children in the vehicle
- Driving and driving safety system
- Stowage areas
- Defining generic terms clearly
In this Operator’s Manual, the following general terms are used:
- Occupant safety: comprises the components and system functions that help to minimize, as much as possible, the stresses on and consequences for vehicle occupants during an accident.
- Restraint system: comprises those components which, along with the vehicle structure, help prevent vehicle occupants from potentially coming into contact with parts of the vehicle interior. The seat belts and airbags, for example, are components of the restraint system.
- Child restraint system: you can find all information on this subject in the chapter “Children in the vehicle”.
- Be diligent: For the components of the restraint system to provide the intended level of protection, it is essential that the sitting posture is correct and that the seat belt is correctly fastened.
That negligence when adjusting your sitting posture and fastening the seat belt may have serious consequences. Be diligent and make sure that all vehicle occupants are sitting correctly and have fastened their seat belts properly before starting every journey.
Information on the correct seat position
The seat position must be correct in order for the components of the restraint system to provide the intended level of protection. The seat position influences both the protection provided by the seat belt and the additional protection provided by the airbag. The correct seat position with an almost upright posture and a correctly fastened seat belt also reduce the risk posed by the airbag when it is deployed. When choosing a seat, take note of the available space. When you are sitting with the right posture in a nearly upright position, your head should not touch the roof.
Fastening and Adjusting Seat Belts
If the seat belt is pulled quickly or sharply, the seat belt retractor locks. The seat belt strap cannot be pulled out any further. Vehicles with illuminated design seat belt buckles: the illumination on the seat belt buckle does not indicate that the seat belt buckle is functioning correctly.
- Always engage seat belt tongue 1 of the seat belt into seat belt buckle 2 of the corresponding seat.
- To adjust the seat belt height: press button 3 on the seat belt outlet and slide the seat belt outlet to the desired position.
- To engage the seat belt outlet: release button 3 and ensure that the seat belt outlet engages.
Deployment of components of the restraint system when the front passenger seat is unoccupied and a seat belt is buckled. When the front passenger seat is unoccupied and the seat belt tongue of the seat belt is engaged in the seat belt buckle, components of the restraint system may deploy unnecessarily on the front passenger side, e.g. the Emergency Tensioning Device.
- Only buckle the seat belts as intended.
Observe the information on the child seat safety feature of the seat belt
The function of the Restraint System Warning Lamp
When the vehicle is switched on, a self-test is performed, during which the restraint system warning lamp 6 lights up. It goes out no later than a few seconds after the vehicle is started. The components of the restraint system are then functional.
A malfunction has occurred in the restraint system if:
- The restraint system warning lamp 6 does not light up when the vehicle is switched on.
- The restraint system warning lamp 6 lights up continuously or repeatedly during a journey.
If components of the restraint system have been deployed, the restraint system warning lamp 6 lights up continuously.
Risk of injury due to malfunctions in the restraint system.
Components in the restraint system may be activated unintentionally or not deploy as planned in an accident.
- Have the restraint system checked and repaired immediately at a qualified specialist workshop.
Plug-in hybrid vehicles:
if the restraint system is malfunctioning, the automatic high-voltage emergency shutoff may not function.
Risk of fatal injuries due to malfunctions of the automatic high-voltage emergency shutoff. In the event of an accident, the high-voltage onboard electrical system may not be deactivated as intended. You may be electrocuted if you touch the dam-aged component parts of the high-voltage onboard electrical system.
- Have the automatic high-voltage emergency shutoff checked and repaired immediately at a qualified specialist workshop.
- After an accident, switch off the vehicle immediately.
Mercedes-Benz recommends that you have the vehicle towed to a qualified specialist workshop.
The function of the Seat Belt Warning Lamp
The seat belt warning lamp ü lights up for six seconds every time the vehicle is started.
In addition, a warning tone may sound. When the driver’s and front passenger’s doors are closed and the driver and front passenger have fastened their seat belts, the seat belt warning goes out.
The seat belt warning will light up during a journey if:
- The vehicle speed exceeds 15 mph (25 km/h and the driver’s or front passenger seat belt is not fastened.
- The driver or front passenger unfastens their seat belt while the vehicle is in motion.
The function of the Rear Seat Belt Status Display
The rear seat belt status display on the driver’s display reminds you that all vehicle occupants must wear their seat belts correctly. In addition, a warning tone may sound. If a person unfastens a seat belt in the rear passenger compartment while the vehicle is moving, the rear seat belt status display appears again.
Display on the Driver’s Display
Every time the vehicle is switched on, the rear seat belt status display informs you for a certain amount of time which rear seat belt is not fastened.
You can determine the status of the rear seat belt by the color of the seat symbol on the driver’s display as follows:
- Gray: The rear seat belt is not fastened.
- Green: The seat belt tongue of a rear seat belt is engaged in the seat belt buckle of the displayed seat.
- Red: The person in the rear seat has unfastened their seatbelt.
The function of the PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator lamps (front passenger airbag)
The PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator lamps display the status of the front passenger airbag. If the front passenger seat is occupied or a child restraint system is installed on the front passenger seat, you must make sure both before and during the journey that the status of the front passenger airbag is correct for the situation.
Risk of potentially fatal injuries due to objects trapped under the front passenger seat, Objects trapped under the front passenger seat may interfere with the function of the automatic front passenger airbag shutoff or damage the system.
- Do not stow any objects under the front passenger seat.
- When the front passenger seat is occupied, ensure that no objects have become trapped beneath the front passenger seat.
Self-test: when the vehicle is switched on, both the PASSENGER AIR BAG ON and OFF indicator lamps light up simultaneously for several seconds.
Information on the Automatic Functions of the Restraint System
The function of the automatic front passenger airbag shutoff
A person on the front passenger seat must observe the following information:
- Sit correctly.
- Fasten the seat belt correctly.
The automatic front passenger airbag shutoff can activate or deactivate the front passenger airbag according to the situation.
Make sure you observe the following information:
- Status of the front passenger airbag: see “Function of the PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator lamps”.
- When installing a child restraint system on the front passenger seat, observe the vehicle-specific information.
Status of the front passenger airbag in relation to the stature of the person:
- Front passenger airbag disabled: PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF lights up continuously.
The front passenger airbag will not be deployed in the event of an accident. If PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF is lit, no one may use the front passenger seat.
- Front passenger airbag enabled: PASSENGER AIR BAG ON lights up for up to 60 seconds or until both the PASSENGER AIR BAG ON and OFF indicator lamps go out. The front passenger airbag may be deployed during an accident. Observe the following information on the correct seat position.
Vehicles with rear seats: a person of smaller stature should use a rear seat.
The front passenger airbag may otherwise be disabled by mistake, for example, in the following situation:
- The front passenger transfers their weight by supporting themselves on a vehicle armrest.
- The front passenger sits in such a way that their weight is lifted off the seat surface.
Deployment of components of the restraint system when the front passenger seat is unoccupied
In an accident, the components of the restraint system may deploy unnecessarily on the front passenger side if:
- There are heavy objects on the front passenger seat.
- The seat belt tongue is engaged in the seat belt buckle of the front passenger seat and the front passenger seat is unoccupied.
- Store objects in a suitable place.
- Only one person should use each seat belt at any one time.
Depending on the accident situation detected, the window airbag on the front passenger side may deploy. The airbag will be deployed regardless of whether the front passenger seat is occupied.
The function of PRE-SAFE® (Anticipatory Occupant Protection)
PRE-SAFE® is able to detect certain critical driving situations and implement pre-emptive measures to protect the vehicle occupants.
PRE-SAFE® can implement the following measures independently of each other:
- Tightening the seat belts on the driver’s seat and front passenger seat.
- Closing the NOTE Damage caused by objects in the de windows.
- Vehicles with a sliding sunroof: closing the sliding sunroof.
- Vehicles with memory function: moving the front passenger seat to a more favorable seat position.
- Vehicles with memory function in the rear passenger compartment: moving the outer rear seats to a more favorable seat position.
- Vehicles with multicenter seats: increasing the lateral support by inflating the seat side bolsters of the seat backrest.
- PRE-SAFE® Sound: provided that the multimedia system is switched on, generating a brief noise signal to stimulate the innate protective mechanism of a person’s hearing.
Damage caused by objects in the footwell or behind the seat.
The automatic adjustment of the seat position may result in damage to the seat and/or the object.
- Stow objects in a suitable place.
Backing up the PRE-SAFE® System Measures
If an accident does not occur, the pre-emptive measures that were taken are reversed.
You will need to perform certain settings yourself.
- If the seat belt pre-tensioning is not reduced, move the seat backrest back slightly. The locking mechanism releases.
The function of PRE-SAFE® PLUS (Anticipatory Occupant Protection Plus)
PRE-SAFE® PLUS can detect certain impacts, particularly an imminent rear impact, and take pre-emptive measures to protect the vehicle occupants. These measures cannot necessarily prevent an imminent impact.
PRE-SAFE® PLUS can implement the following measures independently of each other:
- Tightening the seat belts on the driver’s seat and front passenger seat.
- Increasing brake pressure when the vehicle is stationary. This brake application is canceled automatically when the vehicle pulls away.
If an accident does not occur, the pre-emptive measures that were taken are reversed.
Purpose and Function of the Restraint System
Overview of deployment situations (restraint system)
Make sure that the following prerequisites in particular have been met so that the components of the restraint system are able to provide the intended level of protection:
- Sit correctly.
- Fasten the seat belt correctly.
- The function of the seat belt warning lamp.
- The function of the rear seat belt status dis-play.
- The 6-restraint system warning lamp is not lit up after the self-test.
- The PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator lamps display the correct status of the front passenger airbag.
- The REAR SEAT AIR
- BAG indicator lamps display the correct status of the rear.
- Depending on the detected deployment situation, the components of the restraint system can be activated or deployed independently of each other:
- Emergency Tensioning Device: frontal impact, rear impact, side impact, rollover
- Driver’s airbag, front passenger airbag: frontal impact
- Knee bag: frontal impact
- Side impact air bag: side impact
- Window curtain airbag: side impact, rollover, frontal impact
- Rear airbag in the seat backrest of the front seat: frontal impact
- Belt airbag in the rear seat belt: frontal impact
- Cushion airbag in the reclining rear seat: frontal impact
- PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side: side impact
- The installation location of an airbag is identified by the AIRBAG symbol
- Observe the information on the function of the restraint system
Information on how the restraint system works
How the restraint system functions depends on the severity of the impact detected and the apparent type of accident. The activation thresholds for the components of the restraint system are determined based on the evaluation of the sensor values measured at various points in the vehicle. This process is preemptive in nature. The triggering/deployment of the components of the restraint system must take place in good time at the start of the collision. Factors that can be seen and measured only after a collision has occurred cannot play a decisive role in airbag deployment. Nor do they provide an indication of airbag deployment. The vehicle may be deformed significantly without an airbag being deployed. This is the case if only parts that are relatively easily deformed are affected and the rate of vehicle deceleration is not high. Conversely, an airbag may be deployed even though the vehicle suffers only minor deformation. If very rigid vehicle parts such as longitudinal members are hit, this may result in sufficiently high levels of vehicle deceleration. Depending on the apparent type of accident and the detected deployment situation, Emergency Tensioning Devices and/or airbags supplement the protection offered by a correctly worn seat belt. When enabled, an airbag can provide additional protection for the respective vehicle occupant. Potential protection provided by each airbag:
- Knee bag: thigh, knee and lower leg
- Driver’s airbag, front passenger airbag: head and ribcage
- Window curtain airbag: head
- Side impact air bag: ribcage, also pelvis for front seat occupants
- Rear airbag: head
However, no system available today can completely eliminate injuries and fatalities in every accident situation. In particular, the seat belt and airbag generally do not protect against objects penetrating the vehicle from the outside. It is also not possible to completely rule out the risk of injury caused by the airbag deploying. Mercedes Benz recommends that you have the vehicle towed to a qualified specialist workshop after an accident. Take this into account, particularly if an Emergency Tensioning Device is triggered or an airbag is deployed. If the Emergency Tensioning Devices are triggered or an airbag is deployed, you will hear a bang and a small amount of powder may also be released:
- The bang will not generally affect your hearing.
- In general, the powder released is not hazardous to health but may cause short-term breathing difficulties to persons suffering from asthma or other pulmonary conditions. Provided it is safe to do so, leave the vehicle immediately or open the window in order to prevent breathing difficulties.
- Airbags and pyrotechnic Emergency Tensioning Devices contain perchlorate material, which may require special handling or environmental protection measures. National guidelines regarding waste disposal must be observed. In California, see https://dtsc.ca.gov/.
- Using the search function, you will find information on perchlorate,
Information on the limited protection provided by the restraint system
- Risk due to the incorrect behavior of vehicle occupants
- Every vehicle occupant must make sure of the following in particular:
- They observe the information on the correct seat position
- There are no heavy, sharp-edged, or fragile objects in the pockets of their clothing.
- Store such objects in a suitable place.
- Opening the stowage compartment in center console 1 of the rear passenger compartment.
- Pull folding table 2 up and forwards by handle recess 3 and swing it outwards.
- Fold the table panels apart.
- The table panels can be rotated forwards or backward to bring them into a comfortable position for the vehicle occupants in the rear passenger compartment.
- To fold in: fold the table panels together and swing in the folding table.
Removing the handset from the rear passenger compartment stowage compartment
Vehicles with electrically adjustable outer rear seats:
- Fold down the rear armrest.
- Open the stowage compartment in the rear armrest.
- Tap handset 1.
Handset 1 will rise.
- Remove handset 1.
- Vehicles with individual rear seats.
- Open the stowage box in the rear passenger compartment backrest.
- Press button 1.
- Remove the handset.
Overview of the Parcel Net Hooks
Observe the following notes:
- Secure the load using the parcel net hooks.
- Do not use elastic straps or nets to secure a load. These are intended only as anti-slip protection for light loads.
- Do not route tie-downs across sharp edges or corners.
- Pad sharp edges for protection.
Depending on the equipment installed, the trunk contains up to four parcel net hooks.
Parcel net hooks
What is the 2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan?
The 2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan is the flagship luxury sedan from Mercedes-Benz, renowned for its opulence, advanced technology, and exceptional performance.
What distinguishes the S-Class Sedan from other Mercedes-Benz models?
The S-Class is the top-tier luxury sedan in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, known for its superior craftsmanship, comfort, and innovative features.
What engine options are available for the 2023 S-Class Sedan?
The 2023 S-Class offers a range of engines, including powerful turbocharged six-cylinder and V8 options, as well as a plug-in hybrid variant for improved efficiency.
What is the key focus of the S-Class Sedan’s interior design?
The S-Class interior focuses on unmatched luxury, incorporating premium materials, high-tech displays, and advanced features that prioritize passenger comfort and convenience.
What are some of the advanced technology features in the 2023 S-Class Sedan?
The S-Class includes features such as the latest MBUX infotainment system with voice control, augmented reality navigation, advanced driver assistance systems, and a comprehensive suite of safety features.
Does the 2023 S-Class offer autonomous driving capabilities?
Yes, the 2023 S-Class includes advanced driver assistance systems capable of semi-autonomous driving in certain conditions.
How does the S-Class prioritize passenger comfort?
The S-Class is equipped with luxurious seating, extensive sound insulation, a highly adjustable suspension, and available massage and climate control features for a supremely comfortable ride.
What are the available seating configurations for the S-Class?
The S-Class offers various seating configurations, including standard two-row and optional executive rear seat packages with extended legroom and premium amenities.
Can passengers personalize their in-car experience in the S-Class?
Yes, passengers can personalize their experience through individualized climate control settings, adjustable seating, and entertainment options.
Is there a long-wheelbase version of the 2023 S-Class?
Yes, Mercedes-Benz typically offers a long-wheelbase version of the S-Class for even more interior space and rear-seat comfort.
What is the performance and handling like in the 2023 S-Class?
The S-Class delivers a smooth and composed ride with powerful engine options, precise handling, and adaptive suspension systems that can adjust to varying driving conditions.
What sets the S-Class Sedan’s sound system apart?
The S-Class often features high-end sound systems from renowned audio manufacturers like Burmester or optional 4D sound technology for an immersive audio experience.
Is the 2023 S-Class Sedan available in all-wheel drive (AWD)?
Yes, Mercedes-Benz typically offers 4MATIC all-wheel drive as an option for the S-Class Sedan, providing enhanced traction and stability.
What are some of the available luxury and customization options for the S-Class?
Buyers can choose from a wide range of upholstery materials, wood trims, exterior paint colors, and optional packages to tailor their S-Class to their preferences.
Are there any hybrid or electric variants of the 2023 S-Class Sedan?
Yes, Mercedes-Benz offers a plug-in hybrid version of the S-Class that combines a gasoline engine with an electric motor for improved fuel efficiency.